Weekly StandUp #5: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission! Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team (Peter & Shyam) Business licenses. Business licenses are interesting because they contain information about business … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #5: What Happened at OpenCorporates

Zurich embraces #FlashHacks for #MaptheBanks campaign

25 Swiss developers and storytellers got together for the very first #FlashHacks event in Switzerland as part of our #MaptheBanks campaign in partnership with OpenData.Ch & Open Data Zurich. It was easily one of our best #FlashHacks yet. Here’s why..  What we achieved in 5 hours.. 7 bots were submitted 13 more missions were accepted … Continue reading Zurich embraces #FlashHacks for #MaptheBanks campaign

#FlashHacks comes to Zurich next week

We're happy to invite you to the first #FlashHacks event in Zurich on 3rd February at Liip.ch in collaboration with Opendata.ch and Open Data Zürich with the support of Liip.ch. For those of you who don’t know what a #FlashHack is – they are like Flash Mobs – but with coders who can write scrapers and of course exchange the … Continue reading #FlashHacks comes to Zurich next week

Launching “Map the Banks” campaign to map the global financial industry

Today, we are happy to announce the launch of our latest campaign: Map the Banks - possibly first ever global sprint to scrape a single class of data from every jurisdiction in the world. For this campaign, we are focussing on how the financial industry is licenced to operate. The financial crisis cost the world … Continue reading Launching “Map the Banks” campaign to map the global financial industry